S&D 7F No. 53809 // Credit Dave Horton
S&D 7F No. 53809 // Credit Dave Horton

Somerset and Dorset (S&D) 7F No. 53809 will move residency from the West Somerset Railway (WSR) to the North Norfolk Railway (NNR).

This comes as the hire agreement between the West Somerset Railway and 53809’s owners, the 13809 Preservation Society, has come to an end.

The result is 53809 moving to the NNR, where a new long-term agreement has been made.

53809 has been based at the WSR for almost 2 Years, working with fellow class member 53808 and other engines based at the WSR.

The original S&D route is close to where the WSR’s Track, making the WSR the idea line for the 7Fs.

What locomotives do the North Norfolk Railway already have?

The 7F will join NNR’s already strong freight locomotive fleet, including 9F 92203 “Black Prince” and War Department 2-10-0 90775.


  1. Yes I found that out by the railway manager Paul Coniber at the winter steam Gala on 29 & 30 December 2017 when 53809 was being repaired ready for lorry to Combe and Collect


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